NYT: ‘Alternative Facts’ and the Costs of Trump-Branded Reality. New York Times column footnotes falsehoods by Pres. & Press Sec.

NYT: ‘Alternative Facts’ and the Costs of Trump-Branded Reality. New York Times column footnotes falsehoods by Pres. & Press Sec.

investigatingtrump.com editorial note: In what appears to be a new editorial policy for The New York Times, Media Columnist Jim Rutenberg’s piece below contains two footnotes setting the record straight about falsehoods told by President Trump and his Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday. CLICK IMAGE for link to column:  Jim Rutenberg MEDIATOR JAN. 22, 2017 When Donald […]

CNN: Bob Woodward who Trump thanked for calling dossier “garbage” on FoxNews, says CNN got the story “exactly right”

CNN: Bob Woodward who Trump thanked for calling dossier “garbage” on FoxNews, says CNN got the story “exactly right”

By Melissa Mahtani, CNN Updated 2:35 PM ET, Tue January 17, 2017 (CNN) Legendary journalist Bob Woodward said that CNN’s reporting on a summary of classified information presented to Donald Trump was “exactly right” and it “clearly is news” that intelligence chiefs presented the information to the President-elect. The classified documents presented last week to President Barack […]

TheHill.com: Trump: Approval polls are rigged against me

TheHill.com: Trump: Approval polls are rigged against me

BY ELLIOT SMILOWITZ – 01/17/17 08:20 AM EST  President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted that approval rating polls are rigged against him as a series of polls show him with historically low approval as he enters office. “The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are […]

LAT: Trump kicks off Martin Luther King weekend by attacking civil rights legend John Lewis

LAT: Trump kicks off Martin Luther King weekend by attacking civil rights legend John Lewis

By Cathleen Decker January 14, 2017 5:53 pm Unwilling to let criticism pass, Donald Trump on Saturday pilloried as “all talk … no action” national icon John Lewis, who was repeatedly beaten by police and nearly lost his life during protests in the long struggle for civil rights. Trump’s Twitter comments about the Georgia congressman came in […]

NYT: As Trump Berates News Media, a New Strategy Is Needed to Cover Him

NYT: As Trump Berates News Media, a New Strategy Is Needed to Cover Him

Jim Rutenberg  MEDIATOR JAN. 12, 2017  Well, that sure escalated quickly. “That” was Donald J. Trump’s inaugural news conference as a duly elected United States president-to-be, in which he called BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage,” dismissed CNN as “fake news” and more or less told the whole lot of reporters at Trump Tower to […]

USA Today: Trump tweets his anger that Kellyanne Conway interview cut short

USA Today: Trump tweets his anger that Kellyanne Conway interview cut short

Erin Kelly, USA TODAY 1.7.17 President-elect Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter on Sunday against NBC’s Meet the Press, saying the show edited out nine minutes of a 10-minute interview that host Chuck Todd did with Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s top counselor. “Kellyanne Conway went to @MeetThePress this morning for an interview with @chucktodd. Dishonest media […]

HuffPost: WSJ Editor Won’t Call Trump Lies “Lies”

HuffPost: WSJ Editor Won’t Call Trump Lies “Lies”

Kate Sheppard January 1st, 2017 WASHINGTON ― Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker said his newspaper would not refer to false statements from the Trump administration as “lies,” because doing so would ascribe a “moral intent” to the statements. Baker appeared on NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday, where he described some of President-elect Donald Trump’s falsehoods […]